A post-pregnancy workout?! Let me explain. I've been feeling self-conscious about my low abs for a few months, particularly after seeing them folded in an unflattering way in some photos. I'm all about doing what I can to change the things I don't like about myself, so I put out a call for suggestions on toning my low abs on my Facebook page. A fellow dancer friend (with wonderfully tight abs) told me her secret was this DVD. It makes perfect sense; the low abs get pretty flabby after pregnancy. I got my hands on a copy and gave it a whirl.
I like that Tracy Anderson is a former professional dancer, that she shed the 60 lbs. she gained during her pregnancy with this technique, and that she likes to eat. The nearly hour-long workout has an extensive ab workout and some stuff for the butt, arms and legs. Don't let the classical soundtrack or slow moves fool you; it is an ass kicker. There were things I couldn't do, and I used to have amazing core strength. She recommends you do this workout four to six times a week to really see the results. I've done it about three times so far. (The first time I tried it was shortly after my oral surgery so I didn't get very far. Last night I had Buster dropping a ball in my crotch to play fetch and Doodlebug licking my face with her garlicky tongue while I was working out. Add that to the two full rounds and it's been about three times.) I'm going to try to do it at least three times a week as I cram in my other dance classes so I can make 100 this year.